Welcome to the Leide-Tedesco Collection website.
This site was established to memorialize the art, music and talent of
Maestro Tranquillo Manoah Leide-Tedesco and share a small part of his
life and his Collection
with others who might appreciate its intrinsic, artistic and historical
Leide-Tedesco was a violinist, pianist, composer, conductor,
artist, lecturer, critic, intellectual and patron of the arts. He spoke
five languages and traveled the world in his studies as an
artist/composer and as a lecturer/teacher of cultural art appreciation.
He was born in Sinigaglia, Italy in 1894, came to the US for the first
time in 1912, became a
US citizen in 1932 and, in 1982, died in the California home of his
beloved niece Bella.
was known by his many
talents and by his many names. Letters from friends, family and
collegues refer to him at various times in his life as: Manoah, Leide,
Tran, Tranquillo, Ted, Teddy, Maestro, and of course Zio.
Artist, Collector and Patron
Throughout his life Manoah demonstrated
not only his own creative talents and abilities, but his great
appreciation of the artistry of others as well. His keen insight and
knowledge of the cultural arts was well known and sought by many art
patrons across the world.
His critical eye and extensive
international contacts allowed him to amass an enormous collection of
art, music and literature that would be the envy of any fine museum,
academy or institution. With his beloved wife Regina he traveled the
world in search of great cultural treasures -- and from their
beautiful cottage home located in the art community of Colorado
Springs, Colorado, many times the world came to him. As a friend to
many fine artists, musicians, intellectuals, scientists, and world
leaders, Monoah Leide-Tedesco entertained and corresponded with them
all and saved many of his correspondence.
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